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California passes nation’s toughest methane emission regulations

California air quality officials have approved what are widely considered to be the most rigorous and comprehensive regulations in the country for controlling methane emissions, a move that helps cement the state’s [Read entire story]

AT&T workers end strike

An estimated 17,000 employees had moved to strike early Wednesday to protest the way in which AT&T was assigning jobs to technical workers. The workers asserted that AT&T was directing lower-salaried employees to [Read entire story]

Thousands of AT&T workers strike over work assignments

An estimated 17,000 AT&T employees in California and Nevada went on strike Wednesday to protest what they claim is the illegal way in which the company is handling work assignments for technicians. Employees at the [Read entire story]

Amid turbulence at Uber, president resigns

Several high-level executives have resigned as CEO Travis Kalanick faces scrutiny over his abrasive management style and the company reels from allegations of widespread sexism. “The beliefs and approach to leadership [Read entire story]

State officials slam AT&T for poor service, job cuts

On Tuesday, the officials — among them San Francisco Supervisors Hillary Ronen and Aaron Peskin, Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin and Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor — sent a letter to AT&T’s CEO Randall Stephenson and [Read entire story]

Blue Shield to move headquarters to Oakland in 2019

Blue Shield of California plans to move its headquarters from San Francisco to a new facility in Oakland, a move the insurer said will help to cut down on administrative expenses and other costs. “Blue Shield has [Read entire story]

Tacolicious to pay $900,000 to settle workers’ lawsuit

Bay Area Mexican restaurant chain Tacolicious has agreed to pay $900,000 to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by employees who claim they were denied meal and rest breaks and had their wages improperly withheld. Two [Read entire story]

SF Internet access ordinance under fire from trade group

A national trade group has asked the Federal Communications Commission to overturn a San Francisco ordinance intended to keep landlords from interfering with their tenants’ ability to choose their Internet service [Read entire story]

California explores energy impacts of cannabis cultivation

The strain that California’s legalized cannabis industry could place on the state’s power grid came into focus on Tuesday, as marijuana cultivators, energy regulators and utility companies huddled to begin hashing [Read entire story]

Online financial services company SoFi raises $500 million

San Francisco online financial services company SoFi has raised $500 million in a financing round led by technology-focused private equity firm Silver Lake Partners, the company announced Friday. The money will help [Read entire story]

Trump Today: Press secretary warns of more pot enforcement

Addressing reporters at a press conference Thursday, Spicer suggested that the administration and Attorney General Jeff Sessions would be taking a particularly hard look at states that have legalized marijuana for [Read entire story]

SF community groups tapped for input on city broadband rollout

City officials are turning to a coalition of community organizations and advocacy groups for input and advice as they work to flesh out the details of a bold plan to blanket San Francisco with ultrafast, affordable [Read entire story]

Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft file brief opposing travel ban

The technology industry showed a mostly united front Sunday as it stepped up its confrontation with the Trump administration over immigration policies. In a legal brief filed late Sunday evening, 97 companies, including [Read entire story]

AT&T rolls out new wireless technology to improve SF coverage

San Francisco has become the proving grounds for AT&T’s leap into the newest frontier of wireless technology, and customers may soon enjoy clearer calls and faster apps as a result. Smart-city applications, [Read entire story]

Silicon Valley’s investors bullish after Dow cracks 20,000

Yet Deeter said that the positive sentiment around the Dow’s milestone will inevitably seep into conversations in Silicon Valley boardrooms, as will Cisco’s $3.7 billion purchase of AppDynamics on Tuesday, just ahead [Read entire story]

No IPO for AppDynamics as Cisco buys it for $3.7 billion

Cisco Systems announced late Tuesday that it was buying San Francisco application monitoring company AppDynamics for $3.7 billion in cash and stock, just days ahead of AppDynamics’ planned initial public [Read entire story]

Drone maker Lily Robotics sued by San Francisco district attorney

The San Francisco district attorney’s office sued Lily Robotics on Thursday over claims that the San Francisco drone maker engaged in false advertising and unfair business practices. Lily received $34 million worth of [Read entire story]

PG&E electric bills to jump 1.4 percent in 2017

PG&E’s bills remain below the national average of $174.03 for bundled electric and gas services, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Because of the region’s relatively temperate [Read entire story]

Law firm hacks traced back to Bay Area transactions

Three Chinese stock traders are facing federal insider trading charges for allegedly hacking into the computer networks of two prominent law firms to steal confidential emails and other information related to active [Read entire story]

Craigslist founder donates $1 million to fight fake news

On Monday, The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, a nonprofit journalism education and advocacy organization, announced it had received a $1 million grant from Newmark’s San Francisco charitable foundation to create [Read entire story]